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The First Baptist Church Swainsboro will be hosting its annual Christmas Market on Saturday, November 11, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vendors from all over Georgia will be selling their crafts and … more
East Georgia State College (EGSC) will host an Arbor Day Tree Planting Celebration Tuesday, November 7, at 11 a.m. The event will be held on the Swainsboro campus of EGSC at the juncture of Madison … more
Congratulations to the top three Book Characters from the Emanuel County Ferst Readers Contest: 1st Place: Damien Scott and Bailey Creamer with 617 votes; 2nd Place: Bobbie Sherrod with 220 votes; … more
The Emanuel Retired Educators Association will meet Wednesday, November 15, at 12 p.m. at Swainsboro Middle School. Two of our legislators will be the speakers for this month. Also, don’t forget to … more

The Emanuel County Board of Education met on Friday, November 3, at 9 a.m. at the Central Office with the following members in attendance: John Allen Bailey, Del Brown, Cherie Hooks, Brandon Jones, … more
Chief Magistrate Judge Dawn Braddy has announced she will retire effective December 29, 2023 due to health issues. “As many of you know, I have been having health issues for the past two years. … more
The November meeting of the Swainsboro Mayor and City Council convened Monday, November 6, at 6 p.m. at Swainsboro City Hall. Bishop Bertha Jones provided an invocation, and the mayor led the pledge … more
The Swainsboro Police Department is excited to announce that the department is accepting applications for their "Shop with a Cop" program for 2023. The department staff is looking forward to … more
As the winter weather creeps in and the holiday season draws near, Downtown Swainsboro eagerly anticipates a visit from Santa on December 7 during our annual Christmas Parade. The community comes … more

In observance of Veteran’s Day on Saturday, November 11, The Forest-Blade would like to thank everyone who is actively serving and everyone who has served our country. Sgt. Sammy Thomas Coppock … more
With the observance of Veterans Day this Saturday, it’s also time to remember that “Wreaths Across America 2023” will soon be here. The “Veterans at the Library” group is projecting that … more
Kicking off the events on November 6 was the Veterans Breakfast at 9:15 a.m. This event is a tribute to the service and sacrifice of our brave military veterans. It's a chance for our Veterans to … more
Listed below are Georgia Department of Public Health Food Service Establishment Inspection Reports for the month of October 2023, along with the violations: La Rosita – Score 95 A … more
The East Georgia State College (EGSC) Foundation is excited to host its first Casino Night fundraising event on Thursday, November 9. The event will begin at 6 p.m. at the Swainsboro Country Club and … more

There are 22 Book Characters raising money for Emanuel County Ferst Readers. We have been using social media to do online voting/donations. Each vote costs $4 which is what will furnish a book to … more
Mayor Matt Donaldson and the rest of the festival committee hope you will mark your calendars for November 4t, from 9:00-3:00, and join in for a day of fall festivities that celebrate the community's … more
Millie Watkins, the 7-year-old daughter of Dustin Watkins and Megan Thompson, reminds everyone to set your clock back one hour before going to bed, Saturday night, November 4. Millie attends … more
On November 1, please note that the library will open later than usual. We will open at 10 a.m. due to a staff meeting. This is part of our dedication to delivering the best services to our … more
Governor Brian Kemp has issued a state proclamation declaring Sunday, November 5, as Retired Educators' Day in Georgia. Members of Emanuel Retired Educators Association recently accepted a similar … more

East Georgia State College's (EGSC) Annual Family and Friends Fun Day was held on Saturday, September 30 on the campus of EGSC-Swainsboro. EGSC faculty, staff, students, and the community were … more
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